Philosophy

BPhil and DPhil courses

Raphael, The School of Athens (1509-1510)

Wadham has a tradition of excellence in philosophy. Wadham admits graduate students to the BPhil in Philosophy (a two-year Masters-level course) and the DPhil (doctorate) in Philosophy.

The Courses

Oxford is one of the world's great centres for philosophy. Many are international leaders in their fields. The Faculty of Philosophy is one of the largest departments of philosophy in the world, and is widely recognized to be amongst the best.

The aim of the Faculty’s graduate programmes is to prepare students for an academic career in philosophy. The usual progression through the Oxford philosophy graduate programme is to take the BPhil and then to continue research on the DPhil.

Full details of graduate study in Philosophy, including details of the MSt courses, can be found here.

Further details of the BPhil in Philosophy programme can be found here.

The Tutors

Prof Alexander Paseau

Alexander's research interests are in logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of religion, metaphysics and epistemology.

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Dr Thomas Sinclair

Tom writes on political philosophy and ethics. In political philosophy, he is particularly interested in questions about the authority of political rule, the nature of justice and injustice, and the relation between political authority and justice.  In ethics, his work focuses on understanding the contours of everyday ethical thinking and identifying plausible theoretical justifications for it.

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Dr Tom Simpson

Tom works in epistemology and ethics, especially on trust and the philosophy of war. He teaches the Foundations and Information and Computing Technologies and Public Policy modules on the Blavatnik School of Government’s Masters in Public Policy.

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